The Story of Scones & Tea Time
Scones were first made in Scotland in the early 1500's.
They became popular in England thanks to Anna the Duchess of Bedford (1788-1861), who asked that sweet breads be brought with her tea. She was so delighted by the scones that she ordered them every afternoon. Her love of scones and tea soon spread, and became the English tradition of Afternoon Tea. Scones are still served daily all over England with strawberry jam and fresh cream. There are many varieties of scones, which may be either sweetened or savory with cheese.
We are proud to continue this tradition by providing you with a variety of authentic scones, pastries & many other traditional Tea Time foods. Baked from scratch for your enjoyment.
-English Tea Garden
Misty Sumner's love of baking started as a child, when her Scottish-English grandmother summoned her to the kitchen. "Put on your apron, we're baking." Sumner remembers her nana saying. A British native and registered nurse, she moved to Arizona 13 years ago and is now selling scones and other sweet and savory baked goods at Old Town Scottsdale and High Street farmers' markets.